PERPENDICULAR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PERPENDICULAR
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
perpendicular
 a.  vertical or upright; intersecting at or forming right angles; extremely steep
Classic Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  The tall forewoman, a pinched perpendicular figure, dropped the condemned structure of wire and net on the table at Lily's side, and passed on to the next figure in the line.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
2  But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture over three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
3  The perpendicular parts of this side ladder, as is usually the case with swinging ones, were of cloth-covered rope, only the rounds were of wood, so that at every step there was a joint.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. The Pulpit.
4  In another plate, the prodigious blunder is made of representing the whale with perpendicular flukes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
5  The river had worn away the edge of the soft rock in such a manner as to render its first pitch less abrupt and perpendicular than is usual at waterfalls.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
6  This was evident from the perpendicular wrinkles.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—RESULT OF THE SUCCESS
7  A severe facade rose above this door; a wall, perpendicular to the facade, almost touched the door, and flanked it with an abrupt right angle.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WHAT IS MET WITH ON THE WAY FROM NIVELLES
8  No perpendicular fall is necessary, in front any more than in the rear.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
9  It was straight, correct, cold, perpendicular, levelled with the square, laid out by rule and line.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—THE CHARYBDIS OF THE FAUBOURG SAINT ANTOINE AND...
10  There he would inevitably find himself blocked between the perpendicular wall on his right, the river on his left and in front of him, and the authorities on his heels.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—THE "SPUN" MAN
11  The opposite mountain is a bare perpendicular rock.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
12  The hazel thicket was a lace-work, of half-open leaves, and the last dusty perpendicular of the catkins.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 12
13  The ascent is precipitous, but the path is cut into continual and short windings, which enable you to surmount the perpendicularity of the mountain.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
14  Shooting himself perpendicularly from the water, Queequeg, now took an instant's glance around him, and seeming to see just how matters were, dived down and disappeared.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. Wheelbarrow.
15  perpendicularly through each of which districts are twelve.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
Example Sentence:
1  We made two slits for the eyes and a perpendicular line for the nose.
2  We scrambled up the nearly perpendicular side of the mountain.
3  The plumbline is always perpendicular to the horizontal plane.
4  The axes are perpendicular to each other.
5  Let us drop a perpendicular line from the vertex of the triangle to the base.